Our Mission

The Perkins Township Public Works Department is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of township roadways, parks and cemetery. Our staff strives to deliver services in a professional and efficient manner. The department maintains 50 miles of roadway, 60 acres of parks and the Perkins Township Cemetery. Maintenance responsibilities include snow and ice removal, street sweeping, street and curb repair, drainage, leaf removal, tree trimming, street sign maintenance, mowing and landscape maintenance. Employees have demonstrated a commitment to better service by participating in continuing education such as the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The purpose of the LTAP is to train local government personnel in the latest, state-of-the-art technologies in the areas of roads, bridges, safety, regulations and transportation.

Current Projects open for bid



Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Perkins Township Trustees, 2610 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870 not later than 1:00 p.m., Local time, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, as per O.R.C. 307.86 et seq., and opened at 1:05 p.m., to furnish all labor, material, tools and transportation for the following described improvement:



Fed No. E(190703), PID: 105034


Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio

In accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by Adaptive Engineering Group, LLC., through the ODOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, approximately 17,000 SF of concrete and 4,000 SF of asphalt sidewalks, pedestrian signals, and a pedestrian structure will be constructed along East Strub Road and East Perkins Avenue. 


All businesses, including minority owned, female owned, or small businesses are encouraged to submit bids.


Plans and specifications may be examined at the Perkins Township Public Works Department, 2610 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio;


Copies of the bidding documents may be obtained at the Perkins Township Public Works Department in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders upon the deposit of the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) cash or check, for each set.  Deposit is non-refundable. An additional charge of Ten Dollars ($10.00) will be made for postage and handling of plans and specifications, non-refundable. Documents can be shipped via UPS upon bidder providing UPS account number.  Check shall be payable to Perkins Township.  If bidder fails to pay the deposit, the bid will not be accepted.


The bid guaranty may be of two forms:


A Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond using the form in the Contract Documents.  (The amount of the bid does NOT have to appear on this form.)


A certified check, cashier’s check or a letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305 of the Ohio Revised Code in the amount of 10% of the bid drawn in favor of the Perkins Township Trustees.  If the Contract is awarded, a Contract Bond will be required, which is one hundred percent (100%) payment and performance bond.


No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of bid opening.


Where there is reason to believe that collusion exists among bidders, the bids of those involved will be rejected.


Bidders are advised that Section 5719.042 of the Ohio Revised Code provides that no contract shall be awarded until the successful bidder submits a statement informing the Township Trustees of any delinquent personal property taxes owed to Erie County.


Seal and endorse your bid, “D03 SRTS PERKINS TWP. INF., Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio”.


Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity.  The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than September 2, 2022 with all sidewalk and pedestrian structure work being completed by August 19, 2022.  All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.  Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Perkins Township, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239.


Failure to complete the work within the time specified in the proposal will be cause for liquidated damages to be deducted by the Township in accordance with the schedule listed in Section 108.07 of the State of Ohio Department of Transportation specifications.




The Notice To Bidders is posted on the internet and may be viewed at: http://www.perkinstownship.com.


The Perkins Township Trustees reserve the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. The Township cannot award a bid to a contractor if the bid is over 10% above the Engineer’s Estimate.


Per “ODOT’s LPA Template (ODOT Spec Book and LPA Spec Book) Required Contract Provisions”, only ODOT prequalified contractors all eligible to submit bids for this project. 


Additionally, per “ODOT’s LPA Template (ODOT Spec Book and LPA Spec Book) Required Contract Provisions”, The Ohio Department of Transportation shall be named as an Obligee in the Bidder’s Performance and Payment Bond in addition to Perkins Township.   


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal requirements shall be in effect for this project and the rate has been set at 5% of the project cost.  There will be no Pre-Bid Meeting.  All project related  questions by prospective bidders shall be submitted in writing to Brad Link, Perkins Township Director of Public Works, at BLink@PerkinsTownship.com.  At the Township’s discretion, Pre-Bid questions submitted within five (5) days of the bid opening may not be answered. 


By order of the Perkins Township Trustees of Erie County, Ohio.


                                                     By: Diane Schaefer

                                                          Fiscal Officer


Publish:  March 8, 2022

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